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MS BREMEN - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq
Cruise BRE1615
17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015 (18 days)
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17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

Expedition to the North Pole - Living epic of Arctic history

MS BREMEN - from Kangerlussuaq to Kangerlussuaq

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Cruise BRE1615

17.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

18 days (0 days cruise only)

    On this thrilling premiere expedition on board the BREMEN, follow the lifelines of great Arctic explorers – further north than ever before. In the kingdom of polar bears, musk oxen, gigantic icebergs and glaciers, a riveting legend full of fascinating history is brought to life.


    Expedition
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your ship - MS BREMEN

    Your personal expedition

    Having been awarded four stars by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018, the BREMEN is the perfect setting for a truly personal expedition with no more than 155 guests. The wonderful experiences of nature that you will enjoy on your cruise are also reflected in the ship’s ambience. A concept in which our architects and designers break new ground to create a special sense of well-being. With carpets, patterns and materials which reflect the animal and plant kingdoms in their appearance and an awe-inspiring chandelier shaped like a school of fish, enjoy an extraordinarily authentic ship with true character.

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    Your cabins & suites on MS BREMEN

    Outside cabin (category 6) with veranda
    • Comfortable: 18 m² cabins with balcony on Deck 6
    • Wi-Fi access, flat screen and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Room service from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs
    • cabins 615 – 618 have two twin beds that cannot be joined together
    Outside cabin (category 1) with portholes
    • Comfortable: 18 m² cabins
    • Ocean view included: maritime portholes on Deck 3
    • Wi-Fi access, flat screen and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Room service from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs
    Outside cabin (category 2-5) with panoramic window
    • Comfortable: 18 m² cabins
    • Ocean view included: panoramic window on Deck 4-5
    • Wi-Fi access, flat screen and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Room service from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs
    • Cabins 409 and 411 have disabled facilities
    Suite (category 7) with veranda
    • Comfortable: 24 m² suite with veranda on Deck 7
    • Wi-Fi access, flat screen and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Room service from 7.00 to 22.00 hrs

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Charter flight Duesseldorf* – Kangerlussuaq
    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, departure 14.00 hrs

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Western coast of Greenland (Qeqertarsuaq, Uummannaq, Storoen)

    Prologue on the western coast of Greenland

    You will begin to follow in the wake of legendary pioneers when you reach Disko Island. In 1845, Qeqertarsuaq served as a station on John Franklin’s expedition before he went missing on the hunt for the Northwest Passage. Wander along bizarre rocks in the Windy Valley with its intense green tundra. Even more colourful are the facades of the wooden houses in Uummannaq, one of Greenland’s most beautiful settlements at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain over 1,000 m high. A walk here will also take you to “Santa’s summer house”. Landing on Storoen seems almost like landing on Mars. The “desert isle” displays many different shades of red. Ideal terrain for an excursion with your experts to look at Greenland’s geological history.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    North Canadian Arctic (Baffin Island, Devon Island, Beechey Island, Ellesmere Island)

    Tales of heroism in the Canadian Arctic

    Welcome to a region that fills the history books and offers pages of material for your travel diary. Passing through fields of drifting ice along remote coastlines, the BREMEN presses on to the settings of great exploratory achievements – all thanks to the highest ice class for passenger ships and the experience of the captain and crew. Whales and seals may appear at any time to provide a very special natural spectacle. On Baffin Island, typical regional dances tell of the Inuit traditions of the native inhabitants in Pond Inlet – a small settlement surrounded by water and ice. Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on earth, also invites you to embark on numerous Zodiac explorations. Against a backdrop of spectacular glaciers and glistening ice, musk oxen, polar bears and Arctic hares will hopefully play a part in your experiences. In Dundas Harbor (Nunavut), for example, the remains of a Thule settlement and an abandoned station of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police bear silent witness to the past. On Beechey Island, your experts will tell fascinating tales of the fate of the Franklin expedition. Over 150 years ago, three members were laid to rest here. In keeping with the pioneering spirit that characterises the BREMEN, the ship will press on into the mystical icy worlds of seldom-visited waters. Here, nature and thrilling experiences rule the day. In 1876, the expedition conducted by Hall and Hayes set an Arctic record when they reached the icy coast of Ellesmere Island.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Nares Strait (including Pim Island, Hans Island, northern coast of Greenland depending on the ice)

    Ice permitting, you will set sail for the Smith Sound between Greenland and Canada, just like all the legendary Arctic explorers before you. In 1909, American polar researcher Robert Edwin Peary travelled through here and the more northerly Nares Strait to become the first person to reach the North Pole. The excitement builds. How far into the territory of the icebreakers can the BREMEN actually go? If you succeed in landing on Pim Island, you will feel the drama of the Greely expedition, which fell victim to the icy winter of 1884 on the small, rocky island. With a little luck, you might see some polar bears and Arctic foxes here. What this region means today will become clear when passing by Hans Island: Canada and Denmark have been fighting over the island for years – and over future rights for fishing and oil production. At the icy end of the world, the northern coast of Greenland, you will add your own chapter to the history of Arctic exploration. The ice will determine the course of your cruise. Again and again, traces appear of legendary expeditions – such as those of Knud Rasmussen, Robert Edwin Peary and Elisha Kane. In addition to the views from the deck and experiences ashore, your experts will bring the legend of the North Pole to life with historical insights.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    North-western coast of Greenland (including Siorapaluk, Qaanaaq, Old Thule/North Star Bay, cruising off Cape York)

    Beyond Thule

    The north-western part of the world’s largest island is seldom visited by ships. Depending on the ice, you will discover legendary places that remain concealed from other visitors. On your way to Siorapaluk, Greenland’s northernmost settlement, you might spot some walruses, seals and whales. Polar researcher Knud Rasmussen started numerous expeditions in Qaanaaq, which was moved to its current location during the Cold War due to the construction of a US airbase. He also founded the world’s most northerly trading post – as evidenced still today by Old Thule. From here, pioneers such as Robert Edwin Peary also set out for the North Pole. When cruising off Cape York, a memorial preserves the legacy of these American explorers.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Western coast of Greenland (Ilulissat, Disko Bay, Sisimiut)

    The glacier in the ice fjord of Ilulissat is a colossal natural sculpture. Marvel at the glistening ice masses gathered in the fjord on a hike with the experts. This will put you in the mood for an even greater experience: Disko Bay. When cruising and riding in the Zodiacs, watch the breathtaking sight of the ice formations slowly drifting through the bay. The colourful houses of Sisimiut, founded at the end of the 18th century as a missionary and trading post, provide a contrast to the blue of the ice. On a hike to Tele Island, you will enter the historic territory of an Inuit culture over 4,000 years old. And even if you feel reluctant to return to the present, this expedition will provide you with vivid memories for years to come.

    Tuesday, 17.03.2015

    Kangerlussuaq/Greenland, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight Kangerlussuaq – Duesseldorf*

    * Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the airports of departure and arrival.

    A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions.

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    A biology specialist in the team of experts

    Professor Oliver Krüger has won international renown in behavioural research and for studies into the evolution of reproduction strategies in birds and mammals. On board, he will inspire you with presentations on the fascinating circle of life in the Arctic.


    MS BREMEN - Your Personal Expedition

    The BREMEN

    Having been awarded four stars by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018, the BREMEN is the perfect setting for a truly personal expedition with no more than 155 guests. The wonderful experiences of nature that you will enjoy on your cruise are also reflected in the ship’s ambience. A concept in which our architects and designers break new ground to create a special sense of well-being. With carpets, patterns and materials which reflect the animal and plant kingdoms in their appearance and an awe-inspiring chandelier shaped like a school of fish, enjoy an extraordinarily authentic ship with true character.

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    Cabins & Suites

    Freedom with an ocean view: Every one of the 80 outside cabins and 2 suites on the BREMEN gives you lots of space to relax in complete comfort. The personal touch is highlighted by the little things, such as the bathrobe, the mini bar (which is refilled with soft drinks for free every day) and the live images from the forward-view camera. You can also adjust the temperature of your room to suit you. And naturally, you can always enjoy an ocean view through wide panoramic windows, through the maritime portholes or from your private balcony.
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    Culinary art, bars & lounges

    A cruise of culinary discovery: Against the backdrop of the most beautiful expedition regions, you can enjoy excellent cuisine – such as the fantastical creations and modern interpretations of our chef de cuisine here in the restaurant. On the Lido Deck, a barbecue al fresco is just as inspiring as a drink in the Panorama Lounge with its incredible views. The BREMEN Club is always a popular meeting place for breakfast, the lunch buffet or evening cocktails at the bar. Whatever place you choose, it will be just to your taste.

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    Experiences & relaxation

    Enjoy your time: Relax in the sauna, in the pool or on the sun deck. Feeling good has never been so interesting.

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    Prestigious experts on board

    Personal touch: On the BREMEN, there are many ways to add a personal touch to your expedition moments. Marvel at spectacular views of the most beautiful natural spectacles and animal worlds and absorb new information during the numerous talks held by experts. They can also compound your experiences before and after shore excursions with their precaps and recaps. Alternatively, how about a literary expedition through the well-stocked on-board library of specialist literature and fiction books?

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    Additional included services

    The Cruise Price Includes

    • Expedition in the booked category
    • Full board on the ship (early bird breakfast, breakfast, late morning bouillon, lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee and tea with pastries, midnight snack)
    • All landings or rides in the ship’s own Zodiacs or tenders (potential admission fees or guided tours by local tour guides not included)
    • Experienced experts give lectures, provide in-depth answers to questions about the cruising area and accompany Zodiac landings
    • Champagne awaits you in your cabin on your day of arrival
    • Mini bar filled with soft drinks in the cabin (refilled daily)
    • Flat screen, DVD player and Wi-Fi in every cabin. On the HANSEATIC, these also provide access to your private e-mail account as well as an integrated video-on-demand system
    • Sending and receiving e-mails (without attachments) free of charge
    • German ship, cruise and expedition management as well as a Germanand English-speaking service crew on board
    • Comprehensive information about the cruise, service handbooks about the flora and fauna of the Amazon, the Arctic and Antarctica as well as expedition maps
    • Information about the port or destination (when available) in the cabin in the form of pocket-size travel guides
    • Depending on the destination, warm parkas and rubber boots as well as snorkelling equipment, Nordic Walking poles and bicycles are provided on loan on board both expedition ships (subject to availability)
    • Free use of all on-board facilities (except services of the photo shop, hairdresser, massage, boutique, Internet)
    • Harbour and airport fees
    • Travel cancellation expenses insurance
    • Bankruptcy insurance
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